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Vic Carucci covers the Bills and NFL for The Buffalo News. He is a Pro Football Hall of Fame selector, has authored nine books about pro football and is a past president of the Professional Football Writers of America.

For Robert Woods, it will obviously be about the Benjamins. That's always the case when a player is headed to free agency. But as Woods considers whether he wants to continue catching passes for the Buffalo Bills, it also will be about the quarterback. Who will be starting for the Bills this season? Tyrod Taylor? EJ Manuel? Cardale Jones? A free-agent or…

You have Buffalo Bills questions that you've submitted to me via Twitter @viccarucci. I've got answers: @me66ina: So who has the final decision on Tyrod Taylor, assuming Doug Whaley does not want him but new coaching staff does? VC: The ultimate final say in all major organizational decisions belongs to ownership, although Terry and Kim Pegula are inclined…

It might not be a who's who of NFL wide receivers, but the list of those that could be hitting free agency is intriguing nonetheless. Given that the Buffalo Bills figure to need to address the position one way or another this offseason, a look at the potentially available receivers is in order. The Bills' lack of receiver depth was a significant problem last …

One conclusion some in the media reached after Wednesday's news that Tyrod Taylor received medical clearance from the Buffalo Bills related to the groin surgery he underwent in January was that the quarterback might file a grievance insisting he, in fact, isn't healthy. The motive, of course, would be to maintain Taylor's eligibility for the $27.5-million injury …

Since the Buffalo Bills hired him as their new head coach on Jan. 13, Sean McDermott has kept the lowest of profiles. If he’s tooling around in a massive pickup plastered with the team logo, we don’t know about it. If there’s any skydiving or tandem bike rides in his future, he’s keeping that to himself, too. He is, in almost every possible way, the anti-Rex Rya…

The Buffalo Bills have medically cleared Tyrod Taylor from his groin surgery in January, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. Schefter said the information came from a team source. An injury clause in Taylor's contract means, if he can't pass a physical examination by the March 11 deadline the Bills have to decide whether to pick up the option on extending his…

The Buffalo Bills have earned a dubious distinction from veteran ESPN NFL senior writer Mike Sando. In ranking all of the league's 32 franchises based on continuity, Sando put the Bills at 31. The Cleveland Browns finished last. Sando mainly based the list on how many different general managers, coaches, offensive and defensive coordinators, and primary quart…

Something has to give. The Buffalo Bills can't be sitting with the seventh-least space under the NFL's salary cap, according to ESPN Stats & Information, and have genuine hope for improvement any time soon. The Bills are so top-heavy with salaries that they're severely limited in their ability to improve on last season's 7-9 finish, or, for that matter, …

It would make perfect sense if Sean McDermott were sensing a bit of déjà vu these days. A year ago, when he was defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers, his top cornerback, Josh Norman, was about to enter free agency. Now, as head coach of the Buffalo Bills, his current top cornerback, Stephon Gilmore, is also about to become a free agent. The Pan…

This does not come from a place of hate or love or anything in between. I have zero personal feelings, good or bad, about Terrell Owens. Critics who want to believe his exclusion from the Pro Football Hall of Fame is driven by some deep-seated loathing of the man are reaching for something that isn't there. Not with this voter. I won't speak for the oth…

The easiest part of the Tyrod Taylor discussion is to say he isn't worth $30.75 million in guaranteed money and the Buffalo Bills should let him walk before agreeing to be on the hook for that tab by picking up the option on his contract extension. The hardest part is figuring out how to replace him. That is the dilemma with which the Bills' decision-makers have wre…

You have Buffalo Bills questions (not surprisingly, the majority of which are about Tyrod Taylor's future with the team) that you've submitted to me via Twitter @viccarucci. I've got answers: @jvznghi: They must sign Tyrod Taylor or forget 2017. With any defense they might have snuck in. Unless somebody better, he's it. VC: It's fair to say that, with no c…

The dots already are being connected in Cleveland for the Browns being a potential landing spot for Tyrod Taylor if the Buffalo Bills decide to cut him loose. The Browns' hiring of David Lee as their new quarterbacks coach, a position he held for the past two seasons in Buffalo, has prompted speculation that Taylor has a prominent spot on their radar. It makes sens…

Last week, as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons went through the final days of preparation for Super Bowl LI, the Buffalo Bills coaches and player-personnel staff began a series of meetings to figure out what's needed to build a championship-caliber roster of their own. They have been going over each player, position-by-position, to determine who shou…

HOUSTON − Of course, it was awkward. It was always going to be awkward, no matter what anyone said. All you had to do was pay attention to the body language in Press Conference Room B at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The forced smiles, the halfhearted handshakes. The quick exit Roger Goodell made from the stage after presenting Tom Brady with the Pete Roze…